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Wintershall Trip: The Life of Christ
On a very hot and sunny day Year 6 had a class trip to the Wintershall Estate to watch an outdoor performance of ‘The Life of Christ’. This amazing play was performed in the beautiful grounds of the estate with the audience moving from place to place for each scene and the acting taking place amongst the audience. It was a very realistic performance and even had animals – sheep herded by a sheepdog, lambs, donkeys, horses and even a haul of fish for Jesus’ fishermen disciples. The play was very moving and the children commented how much it had brought the Bible stories to life and helped them understand how things happened.
I like the way they re-enacted the story using real animals and they used an actual baby for baby Jesus. I also liked way the story was accurate and more true to the Bible than some films are - Eliot Herrmann
We were really hot when we watched the play, I like how they used the animals and brought them over for us to touch, the donkey was cute! It really brought the Bible stories to life – Jessica Murrell
Wintershall was really realistic with animals and they had children acting as well, some of our class were asked to go up and be part of the crowd in one scene. I really liked the costumes. It made me appreciate Jesus more because now I know how sad the people were when he died – Lauren Aston
Wintershall made me think about Jesus’ life in a different way. I liked how they made the audience part of it as well. I think their costumes were really good. I think it was an amazing day – Luke Fardell
Winchester Cathedral Leavers Ceremony
Winchester Cathedral was looking wonderful in the bright sun for the Year 6 Leavers’ Ceremony. There was a full day of activities starting with a photographic tour, exploring some of the cathedrals historical artefacts, and a team building game, where the children worked in pairs to describe how to build a Lego creation to their partner who could not see the design.
Lunch out on the grass in the cathedral grounds put everyone in good spirits for the very moving ceremony in the afternoon. All the schools at the service had decorated a chair with the theme, ‘A Chair for Heroes’. St Lawrence’s chair looked fantastic considering the state it was in originally. Obtained from a charity shop, rather the worse for wear, the children put in a lot of effort sanding it down and repainting it. Our theme included a stained-glass window representing many individual pieces joined together as one, fair trade and rights of the child. St Lawrence were chosen to talk to the whole congregation about their chair. The children were given wrist bands with symbols on which represented the words ‘Empowered through Christ to be me’.
I liked the wrist band and doing the Lego, the service was interesting and the whole day was great fun – Mae Woolman
I really enjoyed the Lego as you had to trust the person who was giving the instructions, it was hard but we managed it together. It was amazing to be with all the other schools in the cathedral. It was good to see all the other chairs they had produced – Dylan Plumb
I was nice to have a leavers’ service in the cathedral as not many schools get to have that chance. It was really fun when we did the activities especially the Lego – Elisha Betts-Crawley
I liked the singing in the cathedral, and looking at the artefacts. It was a great service – Zach Cannings
London Zoo Trip
On the 12th of January, Hawthorn class went to London Zoo! We had so much fun experiencing the Zoo because we did so many fun things like the workshop, where we got to stroke a hissing cockroach and seeing all the butterflies - some of them landed on us. Also, when we watched the penguins they were performing tricks for us. We all really enjoyed the roaming animals section, here, we saw a sloth sleeping high up in a branch.
Hawthorn Class really enjoyed London Zoo and we would love to go back again!
By Sophia and Elektra
Trails of fantastic beasts have been sighted in Hawthorn class
On the 30th of October some fantastic beast trails were sighted in Hawthorn class. When we came in to school there were five trails around the class room that had been left by five of the fantastic beasts, these beasts were: the Bowtruckle, the Niffler, the Demiguise, the Phoenix and the Occamy. We did not know who the trails belonged to, so we had to be detectives to find out. Miss Lancaster gave us pictures of the five creatures and fact files of them, to give us another clue to who the creatures were. We worked in pairs and eventually figured out which creature was responsible for which trail.
Written by Lauren and Emma
Monday 20th June 2016
Today in Hawthorn Class we have been learning about Citizenship. We had a visitor, Lara Nolan from East Hants District Council, who introduced us to democracy, dictatorship and anarchy. After discussing issues in the community, we decided to focus our debate on the EU referendum. Before the debate, we all voted to either remain or exit and our results were: 12 to remain and 9 to exit. Holly (the speaker) ran the debate to allow everyone to share their opinions on remaining in the EU or to exit the EU. We were split into two sides to make it clearer who was voting for which side. When the debate came to an end, we all took another vote and put our slips of paper in the ballot box. Our votes were then counted up and even after our debate - our votes remained the same: 12 to remain and 9 to exit. Lara told us that that was very unusual for the votes to stay the same after the debate! It remains to be seen whether our votes go the same way as the UK when the country votes on Thursday.